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Economic Statistics

United States

    Number

    Percent

    EMPLOYMENT STATUS
    Population 16 years and over217,168,077100.0
    In labor force138,820,93563.9
    Civilian labor force
    137,668,79863.4
    Employed
    129,721,51259.7
    Unemployed
    7,947,2863.7
    Percent of civilian labor force
    5.8(X)
    Armed Forces
    1,152,1370.5
    Not in labor force78,347,14236.1
    Females 16 years and over112,185,795100.0
    In labor force64,547,73257.5
    Civilian labor force
    64,383,49357.4
    Employed
    60,630,06954.0
    Own children under 6 years21,833,613100.0
    All parents in family in labor force12,787,50158.6
    COMMUTING TO WORK
    Workers 16 years and over128,279,228100.0
    Car, truck, or van -- drove alone97,102,05075.7
    Car, truck, or van -- carpooled15,634,05112.2
    Public transportation (including taxicab)6,067,7034.7
    Walked3,758,9822.9
    Other means1,532,2191.2
    Worked at home4,184,2233.3
    Mean travel time to work (minutes)25.5(X)
    Employed civilian population 16 years and over129,721,512100.0
    OCCUPATION
    Management, professional, and related occupations43,646,73133.6
    Service occupations19,276,94714.9
    Sales and office occupations34,621,39026.7
    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations951,8100.7
    Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations12,256,1389.4
    Production, transportation, and material moving occupations18,968,49614.6
    INDUSTRY
    Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining2,426,0531.9
    Construction8,801,5076.8
    Manufacturing18,286,00514.1
    Wholesale trade4,666,7573.6
    Retail trade15,221,71611.7
    Transportation and warehousing, and utilities6,740,1025.2
    Information3,996,5643.1
    Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing8,934,9726.9
    Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services12,061,8659.3
    Educational, health and social services25,843,02919.9
    Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services10,210,2957.9
    Other services (except public administration)6,320,6324.9
    Public administration6,212,0154.8
    CLASS OF WORKER
    Private wage and salary workers101,794,36178.5
    Government workers18,923,35314.6
    Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business8,603,7616.6
    Unpaid family workers400,0370.3
    INCOME IN 1999
    Households105,539,122100.0
    Less than $10,00010,067,0279.5
    $10,000 to $14,9996,657,2286.3
    $15,000 to $24,99913,536,96512.8
    $25,000 to $34,99913,519,24212.8
    $35,000 to $49,99917,446,27216.5
    $50,000 to $74,99920,540,60419.5
    $75,000 to $99,99910,799,24510.2
    $100,000 to $149,9998,147,8267.7
    $150,000 to $199,9992,322,0382.2
    $200,000 or more2,502,6752.4
    Median household income (dollars)41,994(X)
    With earnings84,962,74380.5
    Mean earnings (dollars)
    56,604(X)
    With Social Security income27,084,41725.7
    Mean Social Security income (dollars)
    11,320(X)
    With Supplemental Security Income4,615,8854.4
    Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
    6,320(X)
    With public assistance income3,629,7323.4
    Mean public assistance income (dollars)
    3,032(X)
    With retirement income17,659,05816.7
    Mean retirement income (dollars)
    17,376(X)
    Families72,261,780100.0
    Less than $10,0004,155,3865.8
    $10,000 to $14,9993,115,5864.3
    $15,000 to $24,9997,757,39710.7
    $25,000 to $34,9998,684,42912.0
    $35,000 to $49,99912,377,10817.1
    $50,000 to $74,99916,130,10022.3
    $75,000 to $99,9999,009,32712.5
    $100,000 to $149,9996,936,2109.6
    $150,000 to $199,9991,983,6732.7
    $200,000 or more2,112,5642.9
    Median family income (dollars)50,046(X)
    Per capita income (dollars)21,587(X)

    Median earnings (dollars):

    Male full-time, year-round workers37,057(X)
    Female full-time, year-round workers27,194(X)
    POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
    Families6,620,945(X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X)9.2
    With related children under 18 years5,155,866(X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X)13.6
    With related children under 5 years
    2,562,263(X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X)17.0
    Families with female householder, no husband present3,315,916(X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X)26.5
    With related children under 18 years2,940,459(X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X)34.3
    With related children under 5 years
    1,401,493(X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X)46.4
    Individuals33,899,812(X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X)12.4
    18 years and over22,152,954(X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X)10.9
    65 years and over
    3,287,774(X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X)9.9
    Related children under 18 years11,386,031(X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X)16.1
    Related children 5 to 17 years
    7,974,006(X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X)15.4
    Unrelated individuals 15 years and over10,721,935(X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X)22.7
    (X) Not applicable.



    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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